Howard University has named Andrea D. Jackson, DDS, dean of its College of Dentistry. Jackson had been serving as interim dean of the college since July of 2018.
“It is a great honor, and I am proud to serve as dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry,” said Jackson. “Our college has trained more African-American dentists than any other dental school in the United States.”
Jackson completed her bachelor’s degree in zoology and her DDS degree at Howard University. She then completed a certificate in general dentistry at Howard University Hospital and certificate and master of science degree in prosthodontics at the Georgetown University School of Dentistry.
Through more than 30 years of service at Howard University, Jackson has served in positions of increasingly responsibility at the college, including most recently as interim dean, associate dean of clinical affairs, and professor and chair of the Department of Prosthodontics.
“As interim dean, Dr. Jackson has performed admirably and gained the trust and confidence of faculty, students, and staff alike,” said Howard University president Wayne A.I. Frederick. “We congratulate Dean Jackson as she assumes this new role of leadership for the College of Dentistry.”
Jackson also has served with national dental organizations in various capacities, including the Joint Commission on National Dental Board Examinations, the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments, and the American Dental Education Association. She is a diplomat in the American Board of Prosthodontics, a fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists, and a fellow in the American College of Dentists.